KEO International Consultants

Civil Engineer - Wet Utilities

Job Location(s) Portugal-Porto
Posted Date 1 month ago(5/13/2024 8:12 AM)
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Infrastructure Design


KEO is a creative enterprise, where innovation is a way of life. We are uniquely resourced with end-to-end services to take clients from inspiration – through conceptualization – to realization of planning, design or project delivery in the built and natural environments. For over 60 years we’ve led with vision, contributing to many of the world’s most ambitious projects, iconic places, remarkable experiences and prosperous communities.

As a highly integrated and agile AEP/PMCM firm, KEO is recognized by ENR as one of the Top 225 International Design Firms and one of the Top 20 International PM/CM Firms. We are also ranked by World Architecture as the 57th largest global architecture firm and the #1 Firm in the Middle East Region in their 2023 WA100 Survey.

We invite you to join us. Why?

When you join KEO, you’ll discover more than just a job – you’ll find a supportive environment that fosters your professional development through internal global mobility and career development and does so within a culture that supports company-wide health and well-being through on-demand counselling services and regular workplace clinics. You will be invited to celebrate community events such as sports days, fun-runs, in-house sports teams and beach clean ups. In addition to your competitive package and benefits you will have access to a suite of policies that include hybrid working arrangements, individual athletic sponsorship, study assistance sponsorship, employee referral rewards, mentoring and coaching programs and extensive in-house on demand learning courses.


Our newest opportunity is for a talented Civil Engineer - Wet Utilities to join our award-winning team based in Porto, Portugal


We envisage success in this role to include:

  • Receiving a brief from Project Manager / Team Leader or Senior Engineer;
  • Producing design information as outlined in the design brief and the design philosophy in line with authorities requirements and as agreed with the Project Manager/Team Leader;
  • Preparing and reviewing design hydraulic models for the different hydraulic networks (potable water, irrigation, firefighting, sanitary and storm-water);
  • Ensuring all calculations are prepared in accordance with the requirements of the Authority Standards and Codes of Practice as per the project location and requirements;
  • Preparing and reviewing of technical reports, design drawings, and other deliverables.
  • Coordinating and technical guidance to CAD Drafters to produce drawings.
  • Coordinating with other disciplines to achieve a fully integrated design.
  • Preparing and presenting of design philosophies in high-quality presentations.
  • Attending of on-line client meetings, as necessary.
  • Liaising with the Client and Authority representatives to obtain design approvals, as necessary.
  • Continuing acquisition of new technical skills and development of a career development plan with goals and commitments (e.g. additional engineering software, technical skills, etc).
  • Striving for improvement of current practices in the workplace, whether through new software, work flowcharts and checklists, procedures or other innovative drives.


To be successful in this dynamic opportunity, we envision that your career journey to date will include 2 + years work experience partnered with a Bachelor degree in an Engineering discipline related to Wet Utilities.


Along with this, we are looking for a candidate with;

  • Good knowledge of hydraulic networks and design concepts.
  • Good reasoning skills, good attention to detail and proficient with various computer programs (mainly software required/ approved by Authorities)
  • Good communication, presentation, and time management skills.
  • An advanced level in the English language is mandatory

You will have strong experience in the following tools;

  • Proficiency in hydraulic pipelines modeling software, such as EPANET, SWMM or other equivalent.
  • Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and AutoCAD.
  • InDesign knowledge is an advantage.
  • Proficiency in ArcGIS and Autodesk Civil 3D is an advantage, especially for gravity and pressurised network design and modelling.

KEO’s performance is founded upon integrity, results, innovation, safety and our people. We embrace diversity and recognise its’ contribution to client success wherever we work.

We are excited to hear how you can partner with our award-winning team and treat all expressions of interest confidentially.


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